Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases

Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases In an automobile accident, comparative negligence looks at the conduct between the plaintiff and the defendant. It is raised as a defense to reduce the plaintiff’s recovery. Comparative negligence varies from state to state. Under this defense, a plaintiff who is partly responsible for...

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases Joint and several liability is a concept in which two or more parties (tortfeasors) that are responsible for hurting the plaintiff will be held independently liable for their damages irrespective of their percentage of fault.Under this rule, a single tortfeasor can be...

Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton

Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton Robinson v Bates, 2006-Ohio-6362 was a pivotal Ohio Supreme Court case that changed how medical bills were presented in an Ohio personal injury trial. Before Robinson, the only evidence that the jury heard relative to the plaintiff’s...